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Iran teams find wreckage of plane in Zagros mountains

Tehran - Iranian search teams found the wreckage on Tuesday of a plane that went missing in the Zagros mountains two days earlier with 66 people on board, a spokesman said.

Iran teams find wreckage of plane in Zagros mountains: spokesman

Tehran - Iranian rescue teams found the wreckage on Tuesday of a plane that went missing in the Zagros mountains two days earlier, a Revolutionary Guards spokesman told state media.

Clear skies raise hopes in Iran's hunt for missing plane

Tehran - The hunt for a plane that went missing in Iran's Zagros mountains resumed for a third day on Tuesday with better weather raising hopes for the search and rescue teams.

Iran resumes hunt for missing plane with 66 on board

Tehran - Iranian rescue teams battled severe weather Monday as they searched for a passenger plane that disappeared high in the Zagros mountains the previous day with 66 people on board.

Iran resumes hunt for missing plane

Tehran - Iranian rescue teams resumed their search on Monday for a passenger plane that disappeared high in the Zagros mountains the previous day with 66 people onboard, local media reported.

Iran postpones hunt for plane lost in mountain blizzard

Tehran - The hunt for a plane that disappeared with 66 people onboard in Iran's Zagros mountains was stopped until morning as blizzard conditions made progress impossible for rescue teams, state television said Sunday.

Plane crashes in Iran with more than 50 aboard: media

Tehran - An Iranian passenger plane has crashed into the country's Zagros mountains with more than 50 people on board, the head of the country's emergency services told local media on Sunday.

Ryanair cabin crew in Portugal threaten strike

Lisbon - A union representing Ryanair cabin crew in Portugal threatened Friday to go on strike in March and April if talks over pay and work conditions with the Ireland-based budget airline fail to make progress.

Bulgaria bids for snap partial entry to Schengen area

Sofia - Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, whose country holds the EU's rotating presidency, called Thursday for Bulgaria to be given partial entry to the Schengen free movement area.

London airport to reopen after WWII bomb removed

London - London City Airport was due to reopen on Tuesday after the removal of a World War II bomb which had been discovered close to the runway.

French PM oversees major Airbus deal signed in Dubai

Dibai - French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Sunday hailed the signing in Dubai of a $16 billion purchase by Emirates Airlines of the Airbus A380 superjumbo commercial airliner.

Ryanair strike causes minor disruption in Italy

Rome - Work stoppages in Italy by Ryanair employees and air traffic controllers caused minimal disruption on Saturday.

Philippines' Duterte cancels Canada Bell helicopter deal

Davao - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday abruptly cancelled a US$235 million contract to buy 16 helicopters from Canada after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government ordered a review over human rights concerns.

Malaysia says no mystery over 'missing' MH370 search ship

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia Thursday quashed rumours swirling after a ship searching for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared from tracking screens, saying it had simply made a refuelling stop in Australia and would resume the hunt.

Seven injured in Australia hot air balloon crash

Melbourne - Seven people were taken to hospital Thursday with back injuries and fractures after a hot air balloon crashed in high winds during a dawn tour in Australia, officials said.

Philippines says Canada helicopters 'not for attack'

Manila - The Philippine military on Thursday denied it planned to use 16 Bell helicopters bought from Canada as attack aircraft against local insurgents, following reports Ottawa was reviewing the deal.

The raptors guarding Mexico City's airport

Mexico - Far from the crowds of passengers, lines and passport control, Madison spreads his wings on the side of a runway at Mexico City's international airport, the busiest in Latin America.

Aaron Tippin honored at 'Living Legends of Aviation Awards'

Los Angeles - Country star Aaron Tippin has a major reason to be proud! He was honored at the 15th annual "Living Legends of Aviation Awards."

Russia warplane flies within whisker of US jet: US Navy

Washington - A Russian fighter jet flew perilously close to a US Navy reconnaissance plane over the Black Sea on Monday, officials said, a maneuver the Navy denounced as "unsafe.

US trade commission blocks 300% tariffs on Bombardier CSeries planes

Washington - A bipartisan US trade panel on Friday blocked the government's decision to impose nearly 300 percent punitive tariffs on airplanes manufactured by Canada's Bombardier, in a dispute that has inflamed relations with Ottawa.

Expert behind new MH370 search hopeful of find within a month

Sydney - After years of futile efforts, a fresh hunt for MH370 has set off for the remote Indian Ocean -- and the top Australian scientist who helped pinpoint the new search zone is hopeful the missing jet can be found within weeks.

New hunt for flight MH370 gets under way

Kuala Lumpur - A new hunt for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 using high-tech underwater drones has started, officials said Tuesday, in the latest bid to solve one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries.

US tightens rules on Middle East air cargo after 2017 Australia bomb plot

Washington - The United States has ordered more stringent inspections of air cargo from five Middle East countries, citing a June 2017 attempt in Australia to bring down a plane as evidence that extremist groups continue to target civilian aviation.

Emirates announces $16 bn deal for 36 A380s

Dibai - Emirates Airlines said Thursday it has struck a $16 billion deal to buy 36 Airbus A380 superjumbos just days after the European manufacturer said it would have to halt production without new orders.

Violent storms bring travel chaos to the Netherlands

Den Haag - Severe winter gales battered the Netherlands Thursday forcing Amsterdam airport to cancel all flights, bringing Dutch trains to a halt and toppling trucks as winds reached 140 kilometres (86 miles) an hour.

France to clear decade-old airport protest camp

Paris - France scrapped controversial plans Wednesday for a new Atlantic coast airport and vowed to evict hundreds of environmental protesters who have lived in an anti-capitalist commune on the sprawling site for almost a decade.

France ditches plans for divisive west coast airport

Paris - The French government on Wednesday formally abandoned decades-old plans for a controversial new airport on the west coast that became a site of resistance for environmental activists.

Airbus gets early 2018 jump on rival Boeing with Mexico order

Mexico - Airbus got an early jump on rival Boeing for 2018 with news Tuesday that low-cost Mexican airline Volaris has ordered 80 of its popular A320 planes for a total $9.3 billion.

UAE to file complaint over Qatar flight 'interception'

Dibai - The UAE will lodge a complaint with the International Civil Aviation Organization after Qatari jets came within little more than three kilometres of Emirati passenger flights, its civil aviation chief said on Tuesday.

Stricken Turkey plane 'suffered sudden engine surge'

Istanbul - A Turkish passenger plane that plunged off a runway onto a cliff precariously close to the sea suddenly turned after a surge of power in one of its engines, pilots told investigators in comments published Monday.
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